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‘Battle of reports’ a prelude to possible self-insurance move by state

Switching employees to a self-insurance model either could save the state $42 million or put it at risk of losing much more than that,...

Analysts say Johnson Controls merger could be positive for Wisconsin

Though its headquarters for tax purposes will move to Ireland, analysts say the Johnson Controls, Inc. merger might be good news for Wisconsin --...

Assembly panel backs bill criminalizing defrauding WEDC

An Assembly panel has approved a bill that would make it a crime to provide fraudulent information to WEDC. The bill, which makes that...

Chicago Fed president ‘less optimistic’ about inflation rising

Chicago Fed President and CEO Charles Evans cautions the Fed shouldn’t move too quickly on raising interest rates, citing sluggishly low inflation. The Fed...

Digsite’s ‘virtual focus groups’ help mid-sized companies understand their customers

Digsite Inc.’s “virtual focus groups” uncover the answer to every entrepreneur’s problem -- knowing a company’s audience. And its co-founder and CEO, Monika Wingate,...

Doctor’s startup aims to cut concussions with new Whitcomb Air Helmet

John Whitcomb is working on a new type of football helmet that he says will greatly reduce neck injuries and concussions. The founder of...

Fasetto a big hit at 2016 CES

Superior-based Fasetto has come a long way since an older version of its product got called “the ugliest wearable” at last year’s Consumer Electronics...

FloraSeq LLC looks to improve treatment for rare colon disease

Waukesha startup FloraSeq LLC is trying to improve treatments of a colon infection that’s increasingly hitting younger people. Clostridium difficile colitis is caused by bacteria...

Journal Media faces shareholder resistance in Gannett merger

The CEO of the nation’s largest newspaper chain says two Journal Media Group shareholders are trying to “bully Gannett” into buying the company for...

Keeping the jobs in Madison after a tech acquisition not a sure thing

Madison tech companies that get acquired don’t need to close up shop if they can convince their buyers there’s more benefits from the acquisition...

Madison’s healthfinch raises $7.5 million to automate physician tasks

The Madison company healthfinch's effort to automate routine tasks for physicians and clinics is getting a boost with a $7.5 million fundraising round. The...

MadREP 2015 survey

Millennials poised to take over, expert says

Baby Boomers are retiring, Gen Xers are well into raising families and now Millennials -- that huge group of (more or less) 20-somethings --...

Olver looks to ‘foster interaction’ at a more urban URP

Aaron Olver wants University Research Park to look more like a city. That, says URP’s managing director, includes bringing in restaurants, coffee shop and...

Tixora makes buying bus tickets simple and mobile

What started as a missed rail connection from Chicago to Milwaukee for Aaron Redlich ended in an onerous, 45-minute battle with his mobile phone...

Tyrol Basin’s new manager always watching the weather gauges

Running a ski resort, Josh Faber will tell you, is a lot like being a farmer. Which means he always has his eye on...

UpFront: Biz panel sees mixed 2016

Three state business leaders see reasons to be both bearish and bullish in their 2016 economic outlooks.Austin Ramirez of Husco International told "UpFront with...

Utility officials say shift away from coal will be gradual

A trio of Wisconsin utility officials agreed the state will see a shift from coal as its primary energy source, although that move might...

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